Remotely Creative? What Happens When Creative Teams Work Apart?1

13 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2021

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E. Glenn Dutcher

Ohio University - Department of Economics

Cortney S. Rodet

Ohio University

Abstract

Using the creative uses task, we compare the productivity trade-offs present when team members work face-to-face versus when they work apart. We find that nominal teams create a greater number of ideas, however, face-to-face interactions yield more unique ideas, on average. Additionally, diversity is found to impact face-to-face teams, but not nominal teams.

Keywords: Creativity, remote work, creative teams, productivity, diversity

Suggested Citation

Dutcher, E. Glenn and Rodet, Cortney S., Remotely Creative? What Happens When Creative Teams Work Apart?1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3969124 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3969124

E. Glenn Dutcher (Contact Author)

Ohio University - Department of Economics ( email )

Athens, OH 45701-2979
United States

Cortney S. Rodet

Ohio University ( email )

Athens, OH 45701-2979
United States

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